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Tomato Rice Recipe

Tomato Rice

Give your regular old plain rice a break with this flavor packed rice with tomatoes and freshly ground spices. A side of raita or even just plain yogurt with this Tomato Rice and your meal is set!
Course Main Course, Rice
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 517kcal
Author Manju


  • 1 cup long grained rice
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnish

For the Masala ( to be ground into a paste)

For the Tadka


  • Cook the rice and keep aside.  
  • Heat a little oil in a pan, add the ingredients for the masala and fry them for a few minutes. Let them cool. Grind them to a coarse paste and keep aside.
  •  In the same pan, heat some more oil, add the tadka and let the mustard seeds splutter. Add the onions, green chillies, turmeric powder and saute for a while. Add the chopped tomatoes to it.
  • After a while, add the ground paste to it and let it fry for a while. Add salt to taste and finally add the rice and mix well. 
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves, get some curd n papad and you are all ready to enjoy the most delicious tomato rice ever.


Note that some asafetida brands are not gluten free, please check the ingredients on the packaging to make sure, if you want to make this recipe gluten free.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 22.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.3mg